Spring 2020: School of Business

The School of Business Real Estate Club presented a proposal to redevelop Broad Ripple High School. Deepayan Sen ’20 (operations & supply chain management), Trix Rosewood ’20 (English/creative writing), Priyam Patel ’21 (finance), Shivanch Puri ’20 (finance) and Stephen Possell ’20 (finance) made it to the final round of the 2019 NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association competition. With contributions and support from Rachel Cuza ’23 (business administration), student advisors Michael Taft ’20 and David Wesner ’20 (MPS real estate development) and faculty advisors Eric Harvey, program director, and Rich Byrd, adjunct faculty.

Jackson Taylor ’20 (MPS real estate development) published an article in the Thomson Reuters Real Estate Review, Volume 48 Issue 1: “Workforce Without Housing: Why Indiana Needs to Incentivize Workforce Housing Development.”

Anne McKinley ’18 (MPS real estate development) was awarded low-income housing tax credits for two projects in which she is the developer: Near West Village in Indianapolis and Historic Gallatin Square in Marion.

Bryan Conn ’20 and Anthony Heygood ’20 competed in a national real estate development case competition hosted by the Urban Land Institute. Conn and Heygood, who are enrolled in the Master’s in Real Estate Development program, were tasked with creating a plan for reuse of land along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Heygood also appeared on the reality television program Flipping Exes on Bravo TV in August.

Dr. Larry DeGaris, professor of sports marketing, was cited as a faculty expert in news articles for the Indianapolis Business Journal, Indy Star, and other regional news outlets, and had an article published in BizEd on the benefits of sponsored research.

The John C. Adams Finance Institute, made possible by a generous gift from John C. Adams ’73, launched in Fall 2019 to grow the successful student experience that is the hallmark of the School of Business. See page 6 for details.

The University of Indianapolis and Vincennes University announced a partnership between the UIndy School of Business Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management and the Vincennes University Logistics Training & Education Center (VU LTEC). The partnership provides educational training experiences with VU LTEC’s cutting-edge technology and industry-tested equipment in Plainfield, Indiana. The UIndy Logistics Learning Lab, located inside VU LTEC, gives students the opportunity to participate in lab simulations developed by VU LTEC staff and Dr. Craig Seidelson, assistant professor of operations and supply chain management.

Students in Seidelson’s Quantitative Methods course collaborated with the University’s Facilities Management and Ray’s Recycling for a sustainability project. The students calculated how much waste the University generates and how much recycling occurs on campus.

Seidelson was invited by the Confucius Institute to speak to international business students and faculty at Akron University on the US-China trade situation. The Confucius Institute is a cooperative project of the University of Akron, the National Office of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, the Chinese Ministry of Education, and Henan University in Kaifeng, China.   

The School of Business launched a master’s program in Data Analytics in Fall 2019. SAS professional statistical analysis software is being installed and will be used extensively in the program to complement existing Bloomberg software.

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